After more than a year, a banner commemorating the state’s bicentennial anniversary has been removed from the city of Tupelo’s recently built police department headquarters and Mississippi’s state flag with its controversial symbol of the Confederacy now flies over the new building for the first time, The Daily Journal reported.

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